Al Sharpton Net Worth 2024 and Full Biography

Al Sharpton Net Worth 2024 and Full Biography

How Much Is Al Sharpton Worth: A question that everybody asks about Al Sharpton's net worth and the interesting this is Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. (birth name of Al Sharpton) is not a millionaire and is still famous for his work for racial equality. He is famous for a number of other well-known reasons. Being an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and also a well-known radio and television personality, Al Sharpton is famous for his fight against racial injustice in America.

Net Worth of Al Sharpton

$500 Thousand

Some resources claim that Al Sharpton's net worth is more than $2 million (USD) but the fact is most of the trusted websites share his net worth at $500 thousand American dollars in 2024.

Biography of Al Sharpton

Real Name: Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr.
Nickname or Fame Name: Al Sharpton
Profession (what he do?): Minister, Politician, Actor, Presenter
Wives: Marsha Tinsley, Kathy Jordan ​(m. 1980; separated 2004)
Date of Birth: October 3, 1954
Age: 69 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, United States

Early Life of Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton, born Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr, was born in Brooklyn, New York City, on October 3, 1954, to a Cherokee family couple Ada and Alfred Charles Sharpton Sr. in 1963, Sharpton's mother got divorced from his father who was in a relationship with Sharpton's half-sister and his mother started a Maid's job to take care of the home. Since Ada's monthly payment was not enough, they got welfare for public housing projects and moved to Brownsville.

Now Sharpton and his Mother Ada (née Richards) started living a happy life and Sharpton graduated from Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn, then dropped out of Brooklyn College in 1975 (two years of college studies). Life moved and Sharpton was selected as a youth director for the presidential campaign of African-American Congresswoman Shirley Chrisholm. After that, from 1973 to 1980 Sharpton become James Brown's tour manager.

He was also a lucky guy when he was around 9 years of age, he was licensed as a Pentecostal minister by Bishop F.D. Washington and after the death of Bishop Washington, Sharpton became a Baptist in the 1980s the also re-baptized in 1994 becoming a Baptist minister by the hands of Reverend William Augustus Jones Jr. (February 24, 1934 – February 4, 2006) was an African-American minister and civil rights leader.

Personal Life of Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton was on a tour with James Brown when he met his future wife who was a backup singer in a concert during the 1971's tour. After years of dating, the two get married in 1980 and separated in 2004. In 2001, Sharpton was jailed for trespassing while protesting against the US military and spent 90 days in jail in Puerto Rico and also there was another police case of Al Sharpton back in 1991 when he was stabbed by Michael Riccardi (Al Sharpton was preparing for a protest and stabbed in the chest). He filed a report and in 1992 won the case making Riccardi spend 15 years in jail.

However, Riccardi was released in 2001 on parole. Sharpton then filed a famous lawsuit against the city of New York and reached a settlement of $200,000 in December 2003. He filed this case alleging the city police of not protecting him when they were there for a planned protest on New York City streets.

The Career of Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton was appointed as a youth director of the New York City branch in 1969 for Operation Breadbasket promoting employment opportunities for African Americans with an aim of making these people take high-paying and reputable jobs. In 1971 Sharpton become a youth leader by founding the National Youth Movement and raising a voice for youth from that work, in the 1980s Sharpton was a known personality and activist who was working for youth development and support with a focus on racial prejudice and injustice.

Despite some controversies, he never stopped and in 1991 Sharpton founded the National Action Network (NAN) to increase voter education and help small businesses for controlling poverty in a creative way. Sharpton also spoke about racial injustice in a memorial for Michael Jackson at Harlem's Apollo Theater, 2006 Sharpton become a radio jokey by starting his own daily national talk radio show "Keepin It Real with Al Sharpton" and hosted Politics Nation an MSNBC show starting from 2011 while he also shares his views in Morning Joe an NBC News TV show that gets on-air every weekday. Sharpton has three books, Go and Tell Pharaoh, co-written with Nick Chiles, Al on America, and The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership.

Sharpton also made a few cameo appearances in movies like Mr. Deeds, Cold Feet, Malcolm X, and Bamboozled. Making his TV debut, Sharpton also appeared in a few TV shows such as Law & Order, Girlfriends, New York Undercover, Rescue Me, and more.

How did Al Sharpton lose weight?

How did Al Sharpton lose weight?

Not a quick fix, Sharpton lost all of his weight by cutting meat from his diet and eating lite food with regular exercises Sharpton did not lose weight in just 2009, he also did it in 2001 by shedding 30 pounds from his body.

Is Al Sharpton still married?

This is a controversy, Al Sharpton is still married as no authentic source claims about divorce. His 2nd wife Kathy Jordan (separated in 2004) is still his wife and there's also no news about his first spouse Marsha Tinsley.

What education does Al Sharpton have?

Al Sharpton did his schooling and then started his college education at Brooklyn College. Dropping out after two years, Sharpton didn't complete college, so he is an undergraduate with no degree in his hands.

What is the religion of Al Sharpton?

Probably a Christian, as Sharpton is a member of Bethany Baptist Church as a Baptist minister and also participated in a public debate in 2007 and defended his religious views about belief in the existence of God to an atheist writer Christopher Hitchens.

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